Raw Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes (grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)

These raw mini mascarpone berry cakes are grain-free and refined sugar free and make for an awesome healthy July 4th (or anytime!) treat.

I’m super excited to be bringing you a post from Rose of The Clean Dish today! Last year, she shared this grain-free raspberry sour cream crumble cake and today she’s got these cute little very July 4th appropriate mini mascarpone berry cakes! And in true Rose fashion, they’re super healthy. Grain-free, gluten-free, and sweetened with just a little maple syrup. Now over to Rose! :)

These Raw Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes are grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar-free!

I’m absolutely thrilled to be guest posting again for my dear friend Erin! Some of you may remember me from last year; I had just started my own blog The Clean Dish – I was a total newbie yet Erin kindly invited me to contribute a recipe to her wonderful blog.

Fast forward to now: I’m happy to report that I’m still blogging with a passion, so is Erin (evidently), and as per Erin’s only request for this guest post of mine, I am bringing you something sweet!

With July 4 around the corner, I couldn’t help but make it tricolor. Plus it’s berry season and since I’m all about shopping locally grown, in-season produce, this was really a no-brainer.

Raw Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes – grain-free, gluten-free, and sweetened with just a little maple syrup!

My recipe for these Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes is definitely versatile. You can use any berry you like or add layers to it – I can think of so many variations. Get creative with it!

The only “special” equipment you need is silicone cup molds, like these. I consider them a sound investment as they are reusable and easy to clean.

Raw Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes – grain, gluten and refined sugar-free!

What I love the most about these cute little cakes is that you can make them ahead and just keep them in the freezer until you need them! I’m saving a batch for our 4th July get-together. Dessert – check! :)

Don’t have access to raw cream cheese? Make your own! Check out this recipe for organic raw cream cheese. And here’s a recipe for vegan mascarpone and one for raw + vegan mascarpone cheese.

Erin again! If berries aren’t your thing, here are some of my favorite recipes on The Clean Dish. Rose has lots of grain-free baked goodies but I thought I’d share some of her no-bake desserts in case anyone else is experiencing some it’s-too-hot-to-bake weather!

These Limoncello Coconut Pops are raw, vegan, grain-free, gluten-free, and refined sugar free!
Limoncello Coconut Pops (raw, vegan, grain-free)
These Chocolate Mocha Haystacks are raw, vegan, and grain / dairy / gluten / processed sugar free!
Chocolate Haystacks (raw, vegan, grain-free, dairy-free)
No-bake White Russian Chocolate Tart (raw, grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar free, paleo friendly)
No-bake White Russian Chocolate Tart (raw, grain-free, paleo friendly)

Raw Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes

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  • Yield: 12 cupcakes

Ingredients

    Crust:

  • 3 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup dates, chopped
  • 1/2 cup coconut flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • pinch of salt
  • Filling:

  • 8 ounces mascarpone (room temperature)
  • 8 ounces cream cheese (room temperature)
  • 1/4 cup maple syrup
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 heaving cup berries (e.g. raspberries, strawberries)
  • Topping:

  • Berries of your choice (e.g. raspberries, blueberries, strawberries)

Directions

    For the crust:

  1. In a small saucepan, slowly melt coconut oil until liquefied.
  2. Meanwhile, add dates to a food processor and process until blended.
  3. Add coconut oil, coconut flour, vanilla extract and salt and process again until you have a crumbly-wet texture (scrape down sides if necessary).
  4. Take about 1/2 tablespoon per cupcake cup and press crust to the bottom.
  5. Place cupcake cups with crust in the freezer for about 15 minutes.
  6. For the filling:

  7. Add all ingredients except for berries to a medium bowl.
  8. Using a hand mixer, mix until ingredients are well combined.
  9. Set 1/4 of the filling (roughly 3/4 cup) aside for later and start filling cupcakes: about 1 generous tablespoon of filling per cupcake.
  10. Place cupcakes back in the freezer for about 30 minutes.
  11. Combine the filling you set aside with 1/2 cup of berries in a food processor and process until smooth.
  12. Spread the berry mixture on top of the cupcakes (a generous 1/2 tablespoon per cup cake) and freeze for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  13. Remove silicone cups and transfer to refrigerator about 3 hours prior to serving; decorate with berries.
  14. Please keep these cupcakes covered and refrigerated until you're ready to serve; they will get soft and melt if they sit out for too long!
  15. Enjoy :)

Recipe by  | www.texanerin.com

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19 comments on “Raw Mini Mascarpone Berry Cakes (grain-free, gluten-free, refined sugar-free)” — Add one!

  • Lara C says
    April 18, 2018 @ 2:50 am

    I LOVE MARSCAPONE DESSERTS! I also love desserts without added refined sugar, since I eat keto. I can’t wait to try this one!

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    • Erin replies to Lara C
      April 18, 2018 @ 8:07 pm

      Haha. Same here! Hope you’ll enjoy the cakes. :)

      Reply
  • Heather @ Life, Gluten Free says
    August 21, 2014 @ 10:09 pm

    Those are so cute :)

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  • FaveHealthyRecipes.com says
    June 27, 2014 @ 5:51 pm

    Very cute! This looks like a perfect appetizer or dessert to serve during a summer party!

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  • Consuelo - Honey & Figs says
    June 17, 2014 @ 12:29 am

    Awh these cakes are the most adorable things I’ve ever seen! The color combo is absolutely beautiful, and I love how healthy they are! I have to make these as soon as possible! : )

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  • Samina | The Cupcake Confession says
    June 16, 2014 @ 5:38 pm

    OMG!!!!! How cute are these!!!!!!! Need to make these ASAP!

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  • Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
    June 16, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    These raw cakes are so gorgeous and so much fun! I am thinking these would be perfect for a fourth of July party!

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  • Medeja says
    June 16, 2014 @ 8:52 am

    That is sooo cute looking dessert! Different color layers look amazing :)

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    • Erin replies to Medeja
      June 17, 2014 @ 7:37 am

      Right?! Mine would have not come out looking like that. ;)

      Reply
  • Monet says
    June 16, 2014 @ 5:08 am

    These are just gorgeous! I love that they are healthy and wholesome too! Thank you for sharing!

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    • Erin replies to Monet
      June 17, 2014 @ 7:35 am

      I think so, too! Rose did an awesome job. :)

      Reply
  • Shelley says
    June 15, 2014 @ 4:32 pm

    These are adorable, and I’m sincerely asking this question (not trying to be rude)- but can you call these raw if they contain cream cheese and mascarpone? Is there something vegan to sub for the mascarpone?

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